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IN FOCUS – Impeaching President Biden for Selling Influence to Foreign Governments

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Almost all of the mainstream media continues to defend Joe Biden against any and all charges of impropriety.  A story this week by the Associated Press states:

Republicans are considering holding an official House vote [in December] to authorize their impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden, as the party looks to formalize a process that has yet to yield any direct evidence of wrongdoing by the president.  [Emphasis added.]

Really?  As nationally syndicated conservative talk radio host Chris Plante often says:  “The Democrats and the News Media … but I repeat myself.”

By any standard, the case for impeachment of President Biden is compelling.  Biden is accused of bribery, financial impropriety, and abuse of power for personal gain — but before we examine the basis for these charges, let’s remove any doubt that these are all impeachable offenses.  When we entrust governmental power to an individual, we must know that they are making decisions in the public interest — or at least, not making decisions to line their own pockets.

In the past, financial self-interest has been one of the primary reasons undergirding successful impeachments.  The Constitution expressly provides:  “The President … shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”  U.S. Constitution Art. II, sec. 4 (emphasis added).

In impeaching President Nixon, the Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee issued a 1974 report entitled “Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment.”  That Report noted that “[c]omments in the state ratifying conventions also suggest that those who adopted the Constitution viewed impeachment as a remedy for usurpation or abuse of power or serious breach of trust.”  Although “Abuse of Powercertainly could be a ground for impeachment, abuse of power to enrich oneself certainly is a ground for impeachment.

The House Judiciary Report pointed out that Founding Father and Governor of Virginia Edmund Randolph, in the Virginia ratifying convention, “cited the example of the President’s receipt of presents or emoluments from a foreign power in violation of the constitutional prohibition of article 1, section 9” as an example of an impeachable offense.  The Judiciary Committee report also noted that:  “[e]ach of the thirteen American impeachments [before 1974] involved charges of misconduct incompatible with the official position of the officeholder.  This conduct [includes] employing the power of the office for an improper purpose or for personal gain.”  (Emphasis added.)  Of the eight federal judges who have been convicted and removed, five were removed for improper business relationships, financial improprieties such as bribery, and perjury.

Now, let’s review some of the evidence collected thus far about Mr. Biden’s financial improprieties that the Mainstream Media says does not exist.

The House Ways and Means Committee recently announced that new evidence provided by IRS whistleblowers “connects the Biden Family global influence peddling operation to more than twenty-three countries on four different continents.”  (Emphasis added.)  “Millions of dollars were flowing through subsidiaries and LLCs to avoid taxes and shield visibility into how the money from foreign sources, including countries like Ukraine, Russia, and China, went to different entities and Biden family members,” said Chairman Jason Smith (R-MO).

Even some media outlets have begun to admit Biden’s aspects of his involvement with his son’s corrupt business dealings with Ukraine and China.  Politico has noted that Biden lied about his claim to have never met with Vadym Pozharskyi, a top executive of Ukrainian energy company Burisma.  The Daily Mail reported that an FBI informant told Congress that Burisma paid Joe and Hunter Biden $5 million each to help end a probe into Burisma’s “money laundering, tax evasion, and corruption.”

The media once admired Biden’s prowess as Vice President when in 2018 he claimed that he held up $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees hostage until Ukrainian prosecutor Shokin investigating Burisma was fired.  Now that they know Hunter was on the Burisma payroll for no business reason, they have begun to understand Joe was inadvertently admitting to being corrupt when he said:  “I looked at them and said: ‘I’m leaving in six hours.  If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money.’  Well, son of a bitch.  He got fired.”

Politico also now admits that Biden’s claim that Hunter never “made money from China” during a 2020 debate with President Trump was false.  In fact, “Hunter Biden acknowledged hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments from a Chinese energy firm, CEFC, and people associated with it.”  In addition, “[e]ntities controlled by [Biden brother] James and Hunter Biden ended up receiving nearly $5 million in legal and consulting fees from the … company.”  But, as Hunter himself stated:  Joe Biden is the “brand” and his “family’s only asset.”

Former Hunter Biden business partner Tony Bobulinski, who has interviewed with the FBI and testified before Congress, stated that “Joe Biden and the Biden family are compromised” by their corrupt payments connected to foreign governments.  Bobulinski also torpedoed Biden’s claim never to have discussed Hunter’s overseas business dealings with him.  “That is false,” Bobulinski said.  “He said it was ‘crystal clear’ that Hunter Biden had discussed the [China deals] with his father.”  President Biden claims no involvement, but Hunter’s former business partner Rob Walker revealed that “Hunter Biden arranged for his father to stop by a lunch with their Chinese business partners at the Four Seasons in Washington … to help him close a deal with CEFC executives.”

Biden’s actions are not just corrupt; they raise the very real specter of extortion by foreign governments putting national security in danger.  As far back as December 2020, the Senate Finance and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committees raised that concern.  “The records acquired by the Committees show consistent, significant and extensive financial connections among and between Hunter Biden, James Biden [Joe’s brother], Sara Biden [Joe’s sister-in law], Devon Archer [Hunter’s business partner], and Chinese nationals connected to the Communist regime,” the committees reported.  “These connections and the vast amount of money transferred among and between them … raise criminal financial, counterintelligence and extortion concerns.”

House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman James Comer fears that Biden is “turning a blind eye to China” because “he was compromised by his son’s shady business dealings.”  “[W]e know that [Hunter is] a national security threat and we fear that he has compromised Joe Biden,” Comer said.

Making matters worse, the Biden administration has engaged in a pattern of covering up the trail of evidence pointing to Biden.  “The Biden Administration — including top officials at the Justice Department — lied to the American public and engaged in a cover-up that interfered with federal investigators and protected the Biden family, including President Biden himself,” according to the Ways and Means Committee.

Numerous IRS whistleblowers, including IRS Supervisory Agent for IRS-Criminal Investigations, Gary Shapley, have demonstrated that every effort which they made to investigate the Biden family was thwarted by political operatives in the government — especially the Justice Department.  The response to this testimony by whistleblowers has been to attack the IRS officials — and, of course, attack President Trump:  Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) actually seemed to legitimize President Biden’s effort to derail prosecution of Hunter, stating: “Now, can you imagine Donald Trump saying nothing about a witch hunt or not trying to quash the prosecution if it were his son being prosecuted?”

At least two articles of impeachment have already been introduced based on Biden’s corrupt overseas dealings:  H. Res. 57  and H. Res. 493.  New Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA) has stated that the impeachment inquiry has his “full and unwavering support,” and that the investigation is nearing an “inflection point.”  It would be utter malfeasance if House Republicans do not have the courage to take action this year to formally authorize the impeachment investigation.

Editor’s Note: To read the articles in this series, please click here.

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